Are you concerned about the spiritual battles being fought everyday in the public school classroom by the students in your congregation?
- Fact: Over 70% of students raised in a Christian homes who have been taught in either public or Christian school have already decided by age 16 to walk away from their church and their faith as soon as they leave home. (Source: Barna Research 2000)
Jesus said, A disciple when he is fully taught will be like his master (Luke 6:40). Unfortunately, most of our kids are being discipled in their peer culture and that is what the previously mentioned statistic reflects. Families are the best place to raise, educate, and disciple children.
Have you considered opening a private Christian school, but after looking at all of the requirements, decided your calling is the ministry, not operating a school?
- Fact: The legal issues alone to establish a private school can be overwhelming but with most Christian schools making little difference in their students’ spiritual maturity, it appears to miss the mark anyway.
- Fact: Students homeschooled in a Christian family have less than 10% of their children leaving their Christian faith. (Source: Home Educated and Now Adults by Dr. Brian Ray)
What can you do to encourage families within your church tasked with the challenge of “training up a child in the way he should go,” as described in Proverbs 22:6?
Family Academy has a solution to your church’s need where parents desiring to direct their child’s education can be supported in their efforts. These parents are often very aware that the concept of education encompasses so much more than merely academics. Every child is unique when it comes to their natural giftedness, interests, and areas of personal struggle. One of the greatest challenges for parents is how to best guide their children towards the path of achieving their full potential. For more than thirty years, Family Academy has offered professional teacher support to parents and students. This arrangement has been proven to be highly effective in helping families reach their educational goals.
Our program is to partner with churches nationwide to build communities between our teachers and the families which they serve. Our Teacher Consultants are professional certified Christian educators who are experienced and trained in methods to assist parents in raising up a generation that glorifies the Lord by pursuing His purpose, and becoming all that He has created them to be.
By coming alongside the family in a consulting position, we provide expert advice in finding and using the best resources and instructional methods. The Teacher Consultant also offers accountability for student’s completion of work through weekly meetings with parents and students. Most of our teachers also offer weekly small group classes for a particular subject and grade range.
We are always looking to add to our growing network of Teacher Consultants. If you have creative, gifted teachers within your congregation you think might be interested becoming part of the Family Academy team, click here for information about future training sessions.